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Women and the American Story

Produced in partnership with the New York Historical Society, this series on Women in the American Story illuminates diverse women’s contributions to the American past. You can visit the WAMS project here:

Dolley Madison: The First First Lady

As the host of unrivalled skill, First Lady Dolley Madison brought the US political elite together by throwing the best parties Washington, DC had ever seen.

Sacagawea: Intrepid Indigenous Explorer

Native American interpreter Sacagawea was the only woman on Lewis and Clark’s expedition into the West. She played a vital role, but was subsequently forgotten.